"Love Runs Out" as written by and Zach Filkins Edward Fisher....
I'll be your light, your match, your burning sun,
I'll be the bright, and black, that's making you run.
And I feel alright, and we'll feel alright,
'Cause we'll work it out, yeah we'll work it out.
I'll be doin' this, if you ever doubt,
'Til the love runs out, 'til the love runs out.

I'll be your ghost, your game, your stadium.
I'll be your fifty thousand clapping like one
And I feel alright, and I feel alright,
'Cause I worked it out, yeah I worked it out.
I'll be doin' this, if you ever doubt,
'Til the love runs out, 'til the love runs out.

I got my mind made up and I can't let go.
I'm killing every second 'til it sees my soul.
I'll be running, I'll be running,
'Til the love runs out, 'til the love runs out.
And we'll start a fire, and we'll shut it down,
'Til the love runs out, 'til the love runs out.

There's a maniac out in front of me.
Got an angel on my shoulder, and Mephistopheles.
My momma raised me good, momma raised me right.
Momma said "do what you want, say prayers at night",
And I'm saying them, cause I'm so devout.
'Til the love runs out, 'til the love runs out, yeah.

I got my mind made up and I can't let go.
I'm killing every second 'til it sees my soul.
I'll be running, I'll be running,
'Til the love runs out, 'til the love runs out.
And we'll start a fire, and we'll shut it down,
'Til the love runs out, 'til the love runs out.

Ooh, we all want the same thing.
Ooh, we all run for something.
Oh for God, for fate,
For love, for hate,
For gold, and rust,
For diamonds, and dust.

I'll be our light, your match, your burning sun,
I'll be the bright and black that's making you run.
I got my mind made up and I can't let go.
I'm killing every second 'til it sees my soul.
I'll be running, I'll be running,
'Til the love runs out, 'til the love runs out.
And we'll start a fire, and we'll shut it down,
'Til the love runs out, 'til the love runs out.

I'll be your light, your match, your burning sun,
I'll be the bright and black that's making you run.
And I feel alright, and we'll feel alright,
'Cause we'll work it out, yeah we'll work it out.
And we'll start a fire, and we'll shut it down,
'Til the love runs out, 'til the love runs out.
'Til the love runs out.


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"Love Runs Out" as written by Eddie Fisher Ryan Tedder

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  • +3
    General CommentLove makes people feel and do crazy things. This could be a relationship, a passion for a goal, or whatever. I think that's what this is about. It's something different for everyone. Whatever it is that drives you to keep moving, to keep trying, until there is absolutely nothing left. You will keep morphing into whatever your object of love needs to keep going. LOVE this group.
    JrGator8815on June 20, 2014   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationMy interpretation is simple. The band thoroughly enjoys making music and being entertainers; and they'll continue to entertain until their fans no longer want them, or "until the love runs out."
    Xalis1on June 23, 2014   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis is totally different from what all the other comments think of this song, but it was the first thing that struck me when I listened to it, so I'm just going to throw my opinion out there (even if this wasn't the song writer's personal meaning). xD I believe this to be about people who claim to be religious, but don't actually follow the rules of the faith.

    Let me explain.

    > "I'll be your light, your match, your burning sun,"

    Christianity talks a lot about its followers being "light in the world" (representing the goodness of Christ in their actions), attracting people to the faith.

    > "I'll be the bright, and black, that's making you run."

    "Bright" and "black" are opposites -- kind of casts doubts on this whole claim of being a light. "Run" is ambiguous -- run towards, or away?

    > "And we'll feel alright, and we'll feel alright,
    Cause we'll work it out, yeah we'll work it out."

    Their actions are about what they're getting out of them.

    > "I'll be doin' this, if you ever doubt,
    'Til the love runs out, 'til the love runs out."

    i.e. forever, since God's love never runs out.

    >"I'll be your ghost, your game, your stadium.
    I'll be your fifty thousand clapping like one"

    These all have the same idea of following/supporting (God perhaps?) but then it goes back to the "feel alright" -- where it's all about the narrator.

    > "I got my mind made up and I can't let go.
    I'm killing every second 'til it sees my soul."

    He believes that acting this way will get him into heaven but instead of actually practising the faith he's just killing time.

    > "There's a maniac out in front of me."

    Led by a crazy notion, no real direction.

    > “Got an angel on my shoulder, and Mephistopheles.”
    Mephistopheles is a demon commanded by Satan to collect the souls of those already damned – this person is pretending to be religious (the angel) but it’s false and he’ll go to hell anyway (the demon).
    >”My momma raised me good, momma raised me right.
    Momma said "do what you want, say prayers at night",
    And I'm saying them, cause I'm so devout.”

    This screams that his religious front is false. “Do what you want”, don’t stick to the rules of the faith but “say prayers at night” pretend you are.

    >” Ooh, we all want the same thing.
    Ooh, we all run for something.
    Oh for God, for fate,
    For love, for hate,
    For gold, and rust,
    For diamonds, and dust.”

    The narrator wants to go to heaven, that’s what he’s “running for”. The comparisons between a precious thing and nothing could represent his faith e.g. he wants “diamond” but he’s gonna get “dust” because his faith isn’t real.
    It's a long shot but it seems to make more sense than the song being about a woman, and Ryan (songwriter) does come from a religious background. If it is about a woman, it's a bit weird and stalker-ish. xD
    NoireFleeton January 01, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy interpretation of this song is more of a support song. Could be a lover, a friend, even a stranger

    And I feel alright, and we'll feel alright,
    'Cause we'll work it out, yeah we'll work it out.

    Saying he/she went through "whatever the problem may be" and he/she feels alright. That they will get through it together.

    I got my mind made up and I can't let go.
    I'm killing every second 'til it sees my soul.
    I'll be running, I'll be running,
    'Til the love runs out, 'til the love runs out.
    And we'll start a fire, and we'll shut it down,
    'Til the love runs out, 'til the love runs out.

    Shows the passion he/she has for helping others.
    necromeon May 12, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen I hear this song this is a narccisist singing to his latest victim. A relationship with a person who has this disorder fits the lines ot this song perfectly. What totally kills this is the way the singer defines when the relationship ends, or when "the love runs out". A narc has no feelings towards his victim and while the relationship is good he is the center of the world for his victim, but once the vicitm realizes who the narc is, they try to run. It doesn't help them because it only ends when the narc decides and love runs out. The lines that the singer uses to sort of justify his evil behavior is that everyone just wants the same thing, which he provides. He forgets that the person he is with has feelings because a narc sees or hears no one but himself
    tzippy1015on March 30, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFor a mother who has given me days of laughter, hysteria, family holidays, dance moves, culinary fun, discipline with "that look" :-) and a complete understanding of what it means to be a "best friend" and now who I'm losing to vascular dementia - taking a journey I cannot experience with her - I will be with you and nurse you until the end.
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    paige11004on June 22, 2017   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationFor me, this song is a tribute to a personal journey - for a mother who has given me days of laughter, hysteria, family holidays, dance moves, classical music influence, ethics, mother/daughter dinners, movies, culinary fun, discipline with "that look" :-) and a complete understanding of what it means to be a "best friend" and now who I'm losing to vascular dementia - taking a final journey I cannot experience with her but will be with and honoured to nurse until the end.
    paige11004on July 02, 2017   Link
  • -1
    My OpinionGod this song is so catchy, but like more and more music that I hear anymore, I get the impression it was written by committee. My son made me laugh with a comment he made the other day. He observed with a snort that what we were listening to was nothing but "like, the most generic lines ever" strung together to make a song, and not even particularly coherent at that. But it had the popular catchwords of the moment.

    I'm beginning to wonder if he's right....
    42 stepson August 14, 2014   Link

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